Canon Rebel T2i slow to connect to MBP

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by vincenz, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Is it normal for a DSLR to take 1 min 30 sec to connect to a computer? I plug it in and I timed it. Takes ~90 sec to show up on iPhoto. Any other old point-and-shoot camera shows up right away.

    Should I be using another program to manage photos? I don't plan to use RAW images with Aperture or anything, just casual picture-taking and jpegs.

    New to the DSLR world, would appreciate any info, thanks.
  2. jpfisher macrumors regular

    Dec 5, 2006
    New Jersey
    If you have a newer MBP with a built-in card reader, use it -- pop the SD card out of the camera and put it into your computer -- it's a much more reliable way to transfer photos.

    If you have an older MBP, or a 17", with an otherwise-fallow ExpressCard/34 slot -- pick up an ExpressCard/34 SD card reader. Sandisk used to make one that sat flush with the chassis, but I'm not sure if that's still available -- handy item.

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